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Somewhere, on the eastern edge of the Lost Lake Swamp, there’s a hollow tree that must be packed from top to bottom with sunflower seeds. As most readers have known for a long time, I feed … more
VERMILION LAKE TWP— The Pike River dam is now slated for repairs that could help to maintain water levels on the Pike River Flowage, a normally 214-acre artificial lake located upstream of the … more
EAGLES NEST TWP- Opponents of a proposed bear-feeding ban in Minnesota turned out in force at the Oct. 19 town board meeting here, despite the fact that the legislator who proposed the bill has since … more
Back in my college years, I spent a year at the University of Oregon in Eugene, which was where I first became aware of the unusual nature of slime molds. My soon-to-be-wife Jodi and I lived in a … more
REGIONAL— The USDA’s Animal Services division killed just over 1.5 million wild creatures last year, which ranged from 8,524 common ravens to 626 great blue herons, to 13 northern … more
REGIONAL—Nearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the firearms deer season that opens Saturday, Nov. 6, and offers opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and … more
While most of us who have spent time in the woods here in the North Country, have experienced the explosive and sometimes startling flush of a ruffed grouse, we’ve probably walked past many … more
REGIONAL— Recent rains have helped ease drought conditions somewhat across the region, although water levels still remain very low in most cases. That’s because the rain that began to … more
REGIONAL—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued an emergency rule that temporarily prohibits the importation and transport of farmed white-tailed deer into and within … more
I wrote earlier this year about the woodchuck that wreaked havoc on my winter squash. Despite the critter’s ravages, and thanks in part to an exceptionally mild fall so far, it turns out I will … more
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